What qualities or beliefs make one a Buddhist? Do you have to act any differently or is this an inner change? Can you be both Buddhist and Christian or Jew? Ven. Sarah Thresher, an English Buddhist nun, gives a inspiration talk on understanding ourselves, no matter what label we place upon the self.
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July 12, 2009 Subject:
"To thine own self be true."
I cannot quite..put into words...(and...Sarah, wherever in this World ..You are right Now, I hope you,..... at least, (treat yourself, to the few or the many (reviews) -You so deeply deserve. To say, I Loved your lecture or just about ANYTHING that comes to mind..would be energy/time,-- Lost!-- I Believe..There are many forks in the one(1) path to God. You Inspire,lighten,Refresh!..You speak w/passion of a kindred soul. Your intelligence, and clarity..speak for themselves.God,works though people..and (When we live Right)we reap the rewards.Thanks for being here..(I stumbled across your web site, looking for the Oldest (Eng.transcribed.Hebrew "Torah"or a "Old Testament"(500/1500yrs.B.C.)I am Jewish,,have never read a bible..and have always known "God"....It is so very simple,(He is everywhere!)..I spend no time within (the people's church or Temple..no walls can drown my spirit with hand to mouth tales..(rewritten-by man's pen and ink. Lastly,my confusion lies..within the nearness of Death,Recent loss of a dear pet,,,(how can person's of "God" ) claim that animals have no Soul's? My beautiful parent's ,are on there way out..Hero's of my heart..Not surpassed. My bluebird (mom)83yrs. is dieing in front of me..and when she goes..My daddy,will follow..over 65yrs. of a "Fairy Tale Marriage"...AGAIN!! thank-you Sarah, for holding my soul within your tender voice of song..
January 22, 2006 Subject:
It is hard to explain something verbally that can only be felt and I thought she did it quite well. I found her stories and illustrations to be very poignant and I think she hits the nail on the head as to what Gautama taught without the modern trappings of ritual/idolatry that his teachings have been lost in.
January 5, 2006 Subject:
A Bit Boring
She does not get to any point in depth. She moves from story to story without explaining it's relevance to the core subject. She asks more questions then she answers.